Author: Merenich, D.C.
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WEYD4 Design and Fabrication of a Metamaterial Wakefield Accelerating Structure 564
  • D.C. Merenich, X. Lu
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  • D.S. Doran, X. Lu, J.G. Power
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  Metamaterials (MTMs) are engineered materials that can show exotic electromagnetic properties such as simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability. MTMs are promising candidates for structure-based wakefield acceleration structures, which can mitigate the impact of radio frequency (RF) breakdown, thus achieving a high gradient. Previous experiments carried out at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) successfully demonstrated MTM structures as efficient power extraction and transfer structures (PETS) from a high-charge drive beam. Here we present the design, fabrication, and cold test of an X-band MTM accelerator structure for acceleration of the witness beam in the two-beam acceleration scheme. The MTM structure design was performed using the CST Studio Suite, with the unit cell and the complete multi-cell periodic structure both optimized for high gradient. Cold test of the fabricated structure shows good agreement with simulation results. Future work includes a beam test at AWA to study the short-pulse RF breakdown physics in the MTM structure, as an important component towards a future compact linear collider based on two-beam acceleration.  
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-WEYD4  
About • Received ※ 03 August 2022 — Revised ※ 09 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 10 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 31 August 2022
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